This new edition updates the classic clause-by-clause examination of the Constitution and its Amendments as interpreted by the Supreme Court from 1789 to 2009.
Explains and interprets the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution section by section, then examines the Bill of Rights and the amendments. An introductory chapter gives background on the writing of the Constitution and on documents that influenced the Constitution. Appendices present the text of the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, and the Articles and Confederation. Includes a glossary and a description of 50 key Supreme Court decisions. Vile is professor and chair of Political Science at Middle Tennessee State University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)